Vinyl Music Enthusiast
Music formats have come and gone. 8-track, cassette, and even the horrible CDs have had their day in the sun before eventually fading into obsolescence. However, genuine audiophiles would tell you that the same could not be said for vinyl. We are here to explain why.
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When a beginner wants to begin their guitar lessons, s/he is always filled with lots of doubts and questions. Queries such as how many hours you’ll need to practice to get better to what is the best learner guitar (electric) that one can buy tend to cross the minds of beginners. But before you pay for a guitar lesson or make up your mind on whether you need one, below are some questions that you need to ask yourself.
How can I start learning how to play the guitar?
To begin learning how to play the guitar, you just need to pick up a guitar and play it. It’s as simple as that. However, if you want to become successful in playing the instrument, you need to create a program on how you plan to play. From there, consider getting a teacher to help you with your lessons or an online course, book or software. Also, set daily reminders of when you can be able to practice to ensure that you remain consistent.
What genre of music do I want to play?
Before you decide on what guitar to buy, you need first to ask yourself the type of music you want to play. There are different types of guitar with some being suited to a certain genre of music better than others. By settling on the type of music you want to play, it’ll be much easier for you to come to a quick decision regarding the type of guitar to get.
Should I have my own guitar?
Our simple answer to this question is yes; you should have your own guitar. This is very important as the program you create should involve regular practices which also means you need to have access to a guitar. While you can easily borrow from a friend, this may work against you especially when they need to travel with their guitar, and you don’t have access to one. Owning your own guitar also makes it easy to practice during your free time. Ensure that your guitar is easy to play so that you don’t easily get discouraged from playing.
Do I need to play regularly?
As the saying goes, practice makes perfect. If you are learning how to play an instrument and what to achieve perfection, you need to be consistent and have regular practice sessions on a daily basis if possible. Regular practice doesn’t mean you have to play the guitar hours on end. It simply means that you should be able to spare some minutes daily to practice. This could be anything from as little as 10 minutes daily to 60 minutes if your schedule allows.
What common beginner mistakes should I avoid?
As is the norm with anyone learning a new thing, there are common pitfalls that can be avoided. When you are a beginner, it’s important that you don’t give up when things get tough. For one to improve their playing skills, it’s important that you record yourself and listen back so as to know the areas you can improve on. Also, ensure you take time and learn your guitar and how it is able to produce the sound that it does.
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When a beginner wants to begin their guitar lessons, s/he is always filled with lots of doubts and questions. Queries such as how many hours you’ll need to practice to get better to what is the best learner guitar (electric) that one can buy tend to cross the minds of beginners. But before you pay […]
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It is a well-known fact that vinyl provides audiophiles the best music quality out of all the existing formats. Yet, you will find that they do not last very long if they are not handled or stored properly. Here are few tips to help you store your records safely and correctly. Keep in mind that […]
This Old Dog, Mac DeMarco’s third album, is a great listen. If you are unfamiliar with his work, then this is probably a good entry point too. It marks a bit of change for the artist yet retains the flavor which fans have come to be familiar with. The thing that you will probably notice […]
1984 “There’s A Wrinkle In Our Time” (Tramp) Tramp Records is the brainchild of DJ and funk 45 collector Tobias Kirsmayer and on this latest release Tobias has done what he does best – digging deeper and deeper into as yet untouched archives to unearth worldly funk treasures for us all to enjoy. Well, this […]
The Peas ‘Getting Some’/’Crazy Walk’ (Malo) You record-making folks out there have been jolly good to us this month with lots of vinyl matter for gratis, and chief amongst y’awl has to be the wondrous Brother Lee, here under the guise of The Peas, with this super-duper-funky-few-minutes of a 45. Allow me to lapse into […]
The Assemblers ‘Strung Up/Cabriolet’ (White label) Its been a little while since a couple of ounces of freebie white label wax has popped through my letter box, and the fact that I don’t think that the experience has proven to be quite as pleasurable as this in the past requires that I remark upon it […]
‘Soho Lounge Heat (Vol 2)’ (EMI) Firstly, I really must thank the wonderful Ann Dawson at Boosey Media for sending me a copy of this disc, and its great to see that yet again Boosey are one of the few large media houses who are open to the suggestions of record collecting geeks wishing to […]